Welcome to a very special place – a place no visitor will ever forget, and most will recall as a highlight of their trip to Zimbabwe! Antelope Park is Zimbabwe’s Premier Private Game Reserve, set in stunning surrounds in the heart of the Zimbabwe midlands, and the proud home of our world-renowned Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Programme, in partnership with ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust) which not only aims to play a crucial role in preserving this iconic species, but also to educate, empower and benefit local communities where the programme is in operation.
Against the magnificent background of the African bush Antelope Park offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit the needs of every traveler including scenic River Lodges, beautiful thatched Island Lodges and grand East African style Safari Tents. We also welcome backpackers and campers to our standard rooms or sprawling green camp-sites.
Antelope Park offers warm African hospitality and offers travelers a perfect balance of leisure time spent relaxing in our comfortable and serene accomodations, or enjoying excursions such as game rides on our mule-drawn cart or sunset cruises on the campsite dam, and action-packed activities such as walking with lion cubs (between 6 and 18 months old), our world exclusive Night Encounter or elephant-back safaris!
Our most popular activity –originated at Antelope Park – is our lion walks. A walk will last around one and half hours and the cubs accompanying you on this incredible journey range in age from 6 to 18 months. You might even be lucky enough to witness them practicing their stalking skills on some of the abundant wildlife species found in the Park!
You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity as you roam free with the lions, interact with them and get closer than you ever thought possible, all under the supervision of our experienced guides and handlers.
But your Lion Walk is much more than you think. It‘s not just a very privileged photo opportunity, it‘s the chance for you to become a conservationist. By participating on our lion walks (or joining us as a longer term eco-tourist) guests are actively assisting in the pre-release training for the cubs, as well as providing essential funding for the programme’s continued progress to help save Africa’s most iconic species.
World Exclusive! The Night Encounter: guests and trained staff aboard a 4 x 4 vehicle accompany older cubs (between 18 and 36 months) on a night hunt as they stalk, chase (and at times catch!) prey on the reserve. This is the second part of their pre-release training. Your stay at Antelope Park will not only leave you with memories that will last a lifetime, but also with the knowledge that you have personally helped contribute to the survival of the African Lion.
Other activities include game viewing (horse-back, elephant safaris, mule-drawn carriage, bush walks or in a 4 x 4 vehicle), canoeing and fishing, and visits to our lion breeding programme, to name but a few.
Antelope Park is well equipped and experienced to host weddings and conferences. Contact us to discuss your needs and request a quotation.
Below are the Non Zimbabwe resident rates
River tent – Single $116 B&B, Per person sharing $73 B&B, Children under 12 $37 B&B
River Lodge – Single $127 B&B, Per person sharing $85 B&B, Children under 12 $43 Bed only
Family Lodge –Minimum lodge price, 1 to 4 people $256, per person sharing $60 B&B, Children under 12 $32 B&B
Nataba Lodge S/C –Minimum lodge price, 1 to 4 people $220, per person sharing $48 bed only, Children under 12 $24 B&B
Island Lodge Honeymoon – Single $160 B&B, Per person sharing $114 B&B, Children under 12 $53 B&B
Standard, not en-suite – Single $47 B&B, Per person sharing $35 B&B, Children under 12 $21 B&B
Camping – $10 per person.
Breakfast – Adults $15, Children under 12 $8
Lunch – Adults $15, Children under 12 $8
Dinner – Adults $20, Children under 12 $10
Day visitor Entrance Fee – Adults $10, Children under 12 $5
Ngamo fishing permit – Adults $2, Children under 12 $2
Walk with Lions $85 – No children under 16
Lion Breeding – Adults $25, Children under 12 $13
Research trip – Adults $70, Children N/A
Lion Feeding – Adults $30, Children under 12 $15
Cub Viewing – Adults $30, Children under 12 $15
Cub Feeding – Adults $25, Children under 12 $13
Night lion enounter, min 6 px – Adults $98, Children under 12 $45
30 minute elephant ride – Adults $47, Children under 12 $27
60 minute elephant ride – Adults $55, Children under 12 $30
Lunar elephant ride – Adults $60, Children N/A
Elephant training – Adults $20, Children under 12 $10
Horse ride – Adults $35, Children under 12 $17
Horse lessons – Adults $20, Children under 12 $10
Lunar horse game viewing, 6 days over full moon – Adults $40, Children N/A
Pony rides – Adults N/A, Children under 12 $10
Game drive, min 6 people – Adults $30, Children under 12 $15
Carriage ride, includes soft drinks and snacks – Adults $37, Children under 12 $17
Bush walk – Adults $20, Children under 12 $10
Bird viewing – Adults $20, Children under 12 $10
Snake induction – Adults $10, Children under 12 $5
Canoeing, stay over guests only – Adults $10, Children under 12 $10
Sunset cruise with soft drinks and snacks – Adults $30, Children under 12 $15
Fishing trip, 4 hours, includes boat and guide,min 4 px, bring own rod – Adults $30, Children under 12 $15
Rod hire per day – Adults $8, Children under 12 $8
Internet – 1 hour – $6
Laundry – $5